The Fenit Lighthouse (also known as Little Samphire lighthouse) is a superb Irish lighthouse, located 10km from Tralee in County Kerry, in the small village of Fenit. Situated on a small island not far from the shores of the village, the lighthouse is located in a beautiful area, where the scenery is sumptuous! A must visit if you are in the area!
The Fenit Lighthouse was built in 1851 on Samphire Island, a small island a few hundred metres west of Fenit Pier. Slightly isolated, the lighthouse watches over the village harbour and attracts thousands of visitors every year who come to learn about the operation and history of the lighthouse.
To visit it, you will need to take a shuttle bus that will take you across the 500 and a few meters that separate you from the island, where you will be able to admire an imposing bronze sculpture of Saint Brendan, an Irish saint from Fenit. You can visit the lighthouse and attend an exhibition that will reveal the secrets of the building. You will learn all about the life of a lighthouse keeper of the time (before the lighthouse was automated), and you will be able to admire the lighthouse lens while learning how it works.
In short, a playful visit that will make you enjoy the exceptional scenery of the surroundings and the surrounding mountains of Kerry!